For the tech savvy Generation Y born with smartphones & tablets in their hands, properties with 'smart', tech-heavy innovations are one of the key considerations when they're house hunting.
Smart home automation systems let you control the lights, set the right temperature and monitor your home security on your smartphone at the touch of your fingers, combining lifestyle, comfort and technology seamlessly. While you may know what can be done to “smarten” your living and kitchen spaces, ways to integrate smart home automation systems in the bathroom may be less mainstream. Here are some unique ideas to keep your living abode fashionably trendy by incorporating the latest technology to one of the commonly used rooms in your home: the bathroom.
1. Smart Toilets
Smart toilets have totally revolutionized the way we view this basic human activity, such as toilets with temperature-controlled water, spritzing wands and automatic dryers which are already commonly in use in Asia. Other new toilet features to look for include toilet seat warmers and LED lights, self-cleaning toilets and antimicrobial seats, Add motion sensors to raise and lower toilet lids and you have a scene right out of a sci-fi movie from the '80s.
2. Digital Faucets
Digital faucets are great for conserving water and energy. Some of the features of a digital faucet include reduced tap flow and digital temperature-control settings, touchless technology, infrared tap technology, and a timed shower setting.
3. Soaking Tubs
Designers today are replacing the standing showers with new versions of soaking tubs. Some of the new soaking tubs include stand-alone tubs with no shower surround, small Japanese-style soaking tubs, tubs with sleek, modern tub faucets, and air baths delivering steady stream of warm massaging bubbles.
4. High-tech Gadgets
Some of the gadgets you may find in a high-tech bathroom include refrigerated bathroom cabinets that can keep items cool, LCD shower panels that let you control shower temperature, water flow, steam, music and chromotherapy, and waterproof TVs.
So there you have it, some cool creations to turn your bathroom into a room straight out of a Star Trek episode. Which of these crazy ideas would you like to see in your bathroom? Let us know!